The Capitalist Unconscious: Marx and Lacan

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About the Author
Samo Tomsič obtained his PhD in philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the past he has worked at the Institute of Philosophy in Ljubljana and at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, and is currently research assistant in the interdisciplinary cluster "Image Knowledge Gestaltung" at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
"Samo Tomsič's achievement is to explain how the reference to psychoanalysis is crucial if we are to provide a theoretical framework for a confrontation with the totality of global capitalism. To be a Marxist today, one has to go through Lacan!"
--Slavoj Žižek

"The first book-length study of Lacan's reading of Marx in the English language, filling an almost scandalous gap--which it does splendidly. It offers many original and most compelling insights into both Marx and Lacan."
--Alenka Zupančič

"The Capitalist Unconscious does the simple thing that's so hard to do: taking Lacan seriously as a reader of Marx. Against all the confusions and failures that have often characterized attempts to synthesize Freud and Marx, Tomsič argues that we must think the structure of the unconscious and the structure of capitalism together."
--Benjamin Noys

"Thought you'd never hear anything new about Jacques Lacan or for that matter Karl Marx or Sigmund Freud? Then give Samo Tomsič's The Capitalist Unconscious a listen. Daringly original, Tomsič does a masterful job of orchestrating the works of Marx, Freud, and Lacan, playing their ideas off of one another in varying arrangements to produce a composition that is wholly new and exhilarating."
--Andrew Cole, Critical Inquiry

"Recognizing the relationship between the unconscious and capitalism, with Tomsič's help, will make us better equipped to continue this class struggle. One of the most important books of the year."
--Alfie Bown, Hong Kong Review